I’d been hearing chatter about a new edition of From Hell — coinciding with the 20th anniversary of its debut in the pages of Steve Bissette’s classic horror anthology Taboo — for quite some time, but my pal Eddie Campbell confirmed it yesterday in a CBR interview. This redux would include “a compendium in which we offer a second Gull Catchers appendix, mocking recent developments in that area. We’d put a lot of other stuff in it, too, like script extracts and some director commentary type of stuff.” Read an update here.
In other Campbellian news, the Maestro spills the beans about his next book, The Amazing Mr. Leotard, to Suicide Girls columnist Daniel Robert Epstein. “The original inspiration is derived from Jules Léotard, who was the original man on the flying trapeze. He’s one of the earliest circus celebrities. He had a Victorian music hall song written about him, ‘Look at the man on the flying trapeze. He flies through the air…’
“He’s the inspiration for the book and he dies on page four.”